Gentle Christian Mothers Community
 
Random Quotes from Wise Mamas

~* Please help keep GCM free by using our
Amazon.com affiliate link. Thank you! *~


Go Back   Gentle Christian Mothers Community > Blessing our Family > The Cookbook (Recipes, Cooking, & Food Prep) *Public* > Entrees / Main Dishes *Public*
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
Joanne
Deactivated
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 8,070
Joanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond reputeJoanne has a reputation beyond repute
Default Need "use up pantry items", budget dinner help............

We have like $0 until next month so I am trying to creatively, healthfully and heartily use up our pantry items. For tonight, I have:

ham
whole wheat pasta
frozen chopped spinach
jar of roasted red peppers

shredded cheese
flour and butter for a white sauce

Do you think this would work? Maybe a sophisticated mac-n-cheese? Or should I drop the cheese and just use white sauce?

Other ideas welcome.


Joanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 10:15 AM   #2
allisonintx
Rose Garden
 
Some Cal/Mag will probably fix that.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: catching up on the laundry
Posts: 41,422
allisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond reputeallisonintx has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need "use up pantry items", budget dinner help............

I would save the cheese for another meal.
__________________


allisonintx
Wife to Stephen
Mother to Elizabeth 19, Andrew 17, Abigail 14 & Evelyn 12

Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turn of the world. Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down. Tells you she's hurting before she keens. Makes her a home.
. . . . . . .



allisonintx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 10:17 AM   #3
RealLifeMama
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 17,540
RealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond reputeRealLifeMama has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need "use up pantry items", budget dinner help............

I think white sauce would be perfect, and that sounds really yummy, actually!!
__________________
A,
Mother of
Dancing Diva, 18

Three Ninjas, 16, 12, and 10
Sunshine, 8, and 5 year old Joy

RealLifeMama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 10:49 AM   #4
Beauty4Ashes
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,811
Beauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond reputeBeauty4Ashes has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need "use up pantry items", budget dinner help............

Maybe a white sauce with just a tiny bit of cheese and some of the spinach w/ pasta could be good. I've never tried that with ham before, but maybe a little ham on the side? Gah, it's been a long time since I've had ham, I've forgotten what it tastes like.
__________________
Tammy--ISTJ
wife to AbuBa(6/2001)

mom to B (6/2004)
D (6/2005)
L 4/2008
R 9/2015

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that they might be glorified.
Beauty4Ashes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 10:55 AM   #5
rstump
Rose Trellis
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Posts: 3,072
rstump will become famous soon enoughrstump will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Need "use up pantry items", budget dinner help............

I was thinking it sounds yummy but I would use the cheese and save the ham for another meal. (but I LURVE CHEESE)
__________________
Blessings, Renee
Apple to Forrest // Romans 8:28
Crunchy Christian AP HS Traditional Foods Mama to Brittany, Madalynn, David, Ellie & Abbie
Remembering our babies: 3/92 1/93 11/07
rstump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 11:09 AM   #6
mamaKristin
Administrator
 
parenting better than I garden
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: just here :)
Posts: 26,460
mamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond reputemamaKristin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need "use up pantry items", budget dinner help............

I do a pasta dish with frozen peas and chopped ham in a sour cream sauce. You could easily do something similar with ham, spinach, pasta and a touch of cheese. that would be yummy. toss in some garlic (even powder is fine) and salt and pepper. good to go!
__________________
Married 23 years
3 amazing children, age 17 (son), 15 (daughter), and 14 (daughter)
Navigating life with 1 child dx'ed with type 1 diabetes, and another dx'ed with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease, all three diagnosed as hilarious.
mamaKristin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 11:10 AM   #7
ArmsOfLove
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 79,644
ArmsOfLove has disabled reputation
Default Re: Need "use up pantry items", budget dinner help............

I would put it all together into a pasta salad And that might even get you a couple of meals
ArmsOfLove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 11:13 AM   #8
Marielle
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,324
Marielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond reputeMarielle has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Need "use up pantry items", budget dinner help............

hmmm, sounds good. I'd do a white sauce with sauteed onions in the butter you use to build the roux and a healthy bit of nutmeg. Then use either the red peppers or the ham but not both. Spinach with either combo sounds good. Just toss it with the hot pasta and put the whole shebang in a casserole dish with just a touch of the cheese on top OR you can skip the cheese and mix some bread crumbs (even a slice of old bread) with butter, garlic powder and then spread that over the top. then bake.
__________________
Marielle
esFP (yup, they're visually proportional)
dyt type 3 and my type 3 smilies


cook, sew, knit, crochet, repeat - my blog http://www.maricucu.blogspot.com

Married to T for 13 years and watching over the herd:
I 10.5 yo
R 8.25 yo
N 5.5 yo
M 3.75 yo

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”

-Mark Twain
Marielle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:28 AM.


A variety of opinions and ideas are shared on GCM. Personal experiences, suggestions, and tips found here are in no way intended to substitute for medical counsel from a healthcare professional. Always use your own good judgement and seek professional advice when in doubt about a health concern.

Amazon.com affiliate link

Copyright 1997-2017 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
An alternative-minded, evangelical Christian community supporting attachment parenting and natural living.

Do not post content elsewhere.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/community/

Some smilies created and copyrighted by Mazeguy.
Some smilies and avatars created and copyrighted by flowermama and children -- do not use elsewhere.

Soli Deo Gloria
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 16:27 (KJV)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.